Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff through sunset on August 13, in honor of US Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, who died while in combat in southern Afghanistan. Spc. Nance was a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Services for Spc. Nance will be held in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday.
As a sign of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.
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